Lot 253 - 1992 Ford Ford GT40 Mk. III by KVA
|Odometer reading||7,150 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,360|
The Ford GT40 was recently nominated as one of the top ten British cars of all time by the Daily Telegraph and this year marks the 60th anniversary of Ford winning the famous '24 Hours du Mans'.
This particular GT40 by KVA took over four years to build from an original chassis and body shell supplied by KVA. The chassis was modified by welding on front and rear sub frames supplied by GT Developments to make it more representative of the original Ford suspension design and was supplied together with wishbones, radius arms and hub carriers and carried out on an engineering surface table to ensure absolute accuracy.
The engine is a 2700cc, V6 unit which was part of the Renault/Volvo family of engines; the reason for using this arrangement was that the engine mates directly with a Renault transaxle from an extensively overhauled unit without the need for an adapter plate. Worth noting is that this arrangement can handle the power of a V8 engine if a new owner chose to modify the vehicle in the future. The gearchange mechanism is routed from the gear lever on the RHS sill as per the racing GT40 and drive from the transaxle to the wheels is via GTD driveshaft adaptors and modified driveshafts by GTD. A facet electric fuel pump and a pressure regulator feed the fuel from the selected tank to the twin Weber three barrel carburettors which were recently the subject of a £900 reconditioning by Weber agent Northampton Motorsport.
The engine does not protrude into the cockpit thus allowing a double wall bulkhead to be installed with sound proofing and a double glazed rear window making a far more comfortable cockpit area. Suspension is a fully adjustable type by GTD with ProTech shock absorbers. Ford front and Cosworth rear vented disc brakes are supplied and operated via twin brake servos and the black carpeted interior contains the ventilated style bucket seats (GTD supplied) whilst the dashboard layout is fitted with Lucas switchgear.
Weighing just 1090kg with an added spare wheel and luggage box together with a huge amount of additional information and an impressive history, this well constructed and very impressively presented GT40 by KVA is very keenly priced and has the provenance to reassure any potential buyer.
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